been successfully employed in post surgical, injury and special
condition rehabilitation programs since 1989. Physicians, physical
therapists and patients have enthusiastically reported 'elimination' to
'significant reduction' of pain, and dramatically improved results when
incorporating the Orbiter treadmill into their own personal training
and patient treatment programs.
"I used to be a very serious
athlete when I was young and my 20's
and 30's a serious part-time runner mainly for fitness and enjoyment.
In my early 40's when I had a fairly significant left knee injury which
led to a complete lateral meniscectomy and a partial medial
meniscectomy. I thought I would be able to run again, however I found
that was not to be the case. I couldn't impact on the knee anymore.
became fat and
quite depressed about my inability to do any sort of aerobic fitness
activities. In my mid 40's I discovered the Orbiter and for the first
time in five years I was able to run pain free. I discovered the
Orbiter at an Orthopedic convention in Atlanta in 1996. I was so
impressed with this machine I had one (converted to 240v) sent to
"The Orbiter that I purchased approximately six years ago has been a
great assist in our physical therapy clinic for all manner of injured
patients. Its rubber trampoline type surface has been of great worth
for rehab for people with injured hips, knees, ankles, feet, and back
which allows for rehabilitation with low impact in their programs. I
hope to be looking towards purchasing another Orbiter in the future and
look forward to dealing with you again."
W. Garrison, R.P.T.. and Lon M.
Egbert, A.T.C., M.S.R.P.
Total Physical Therapy & Back To Work Clinic
"The Orbiter allows us to exercise our patients on a treadmill without
damaging their joints, and this has had the effect of speeding up the
rehabilitation process tremendously. We have also found it to be
excellent in the development of balance, proprioception, and intrinsic
Stone, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon
The Stone Clinic - San Francisco, CA
unique design virtually eliminates the shock of ambulatory
exercise, enabling rehabilitation to begin sooner, minimizing muscular
reeducation, and speeding up the recovery process.
the heart of the
Orbiter Treadmill is its multi patented shock absorbing
the sides, instead of below. When a patient's foot strikes this
surface, the shock is absorbed by Orbiter, not by the patient. The
result is walking and running exercise without the trauma of hard
ability to use
the Orbiter Treadmill much sooner in rehabilitation (than other
treadmills) helps quicken patients' return to full function. We are
impressed with the truly low impact surface and enhanced aerobic
benefits of the Orbiter. Orbiter's suspended shock absorbing surface
puts it above and beyond all other treadmills."
Vail, Colorado Download
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therapeutic surface allows
for early post surgical ambulatory conditioning for many back and lower
body injuries, providing patients with comfortable non traumatic
walking and running exercise that can be repeated over and over in
complete confidence. Orbiter Treadmills have been successfully utilized
for pain management and in physical therapy protocols since
is the best
thing on the market for rehabilitating and conditioning the lower back
and lower extremities."
23 Year Physical Therapist
Impact is absorbed and dissipated by the Orbiter Treadmill's suspended,
flexible, low-impact running and walking surface,
instead of the patient's joints, bones and soft tissue.
Orbiter treadmill absorbs the
force generated at heel strike instead of transmitting it upward
through the leg."
A. Cooper, M.P.A., M.A.,
Former Director of Rehabilitation Hartford Hospital - Hartford Conn.